Bellow is the highlight of latest news from the tire industry: Michelin North America... Conti... Goodyear... Sameer Africa... Marangoni... Pirelli... Bridgestone... Viva holding...
Michelin North America is offering an improved version of its Michelin XZY3 on/off-road tire for construction and tanker applications.
Continental AG announced on 8 June that it started production at the high-performance technology centre (HPTC) located at the firm’s Korbach tire plant, built over the past two years at a cost of more than €45 million. (Read more)
Goodyear is expanding the footprint of its Lawton plant in a $27.5 million project that will add 16,500 square feet of factory space to accommodate curing presses for larger-diameter tires.
Sameer Africa, maker of Yana tires, is planning to stop production at its plant in Nairobi, Kenya, and potentially moving production off-shore to India or China, according to Standard News Kenya. The company has been making losses in the past two years and is losing market to cheaper imports.
Marangoni Tyre SpA is accelerating production of its Blackline ultra-performance range of retread products in response to an evolving retread market.
Off-road/industrial tire maker Camso has developed a new naming system that it claims will make it easier for customers to spec the correct tire or track among the myriad niche applications in the construction and industrial machine industry.
Continental is supplying premium tires for transfer buses of all 24 teams taking part in the UEFA Euro 2016 championships to take place in 10 June – 10 July in France.
Pirelli Tyre SpA broken ground on a €176 million expansion of tire capacity at its 4-year-old car and light truck tire plant in Silao, in Mexico’s Guanajuato state, on 4 June.
Rubber and plastics recycler Viva Holdings Group is planning to build a €25-million plant in Berkeley County, South Carolina, according to a company filing with the Commerce Department on 12 May.
The US Rubber Manufacturers Association has launched an online tire recall search tool concurrent with National Tire Safety Week.
Supplier of sport tires DMACK is planning to build a new €400-million tire plant in the UK in a bid to up its game in the World Rally Championships. (Read more)
Pirelli Tire LLC, the US subsidiary of Pirelli, is recalling a small number of Pirelli P Zero Trofeo tires produced between 1-15 April, due to production error.
Michelin and Bridgestone were among the winners of the Innovation Awards at the German tire trade show Reifen in Essen 24-27 May. (Read more)
Pirelli is to receive a free grant worth €1.9 million from the Lombardy regional government for its ‘total safety system’ R&D project, the tire makers announced 9 Feb. (Read more)
Michelin has signed a deal with trade unions to change the working patterns of employees at its site in La Roche-sur-Yon, as part of €56-million modernisation plans at its sole remaining truck tire facility in France, French press reported on 25 April.
A Chinese appeals court has ruled in favour of Bridgestone in a case regarding infringement of tire tread design rights against Chinese tire manufacturer Triangle Tyre Co., Bridgestone announced on 19 May. (Read more)
Yokohama Rubber is investing about Yen3.7 billion (almost €30 million) to expand production capacity for high-performance tires at its plant in Shinshiro City, the company has announced. (Read more)